Automotive Technology - Dynamometer Technician

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2017
Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Certificate of Achievement
Office Contact
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): 313-845-9632,, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-122
Faculty Contact
David Tillman: 313-845-6424,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-162M

Program Description


Provides the necessary knowledge and laboratory experience to achieve entry-level job skills in those courses relating directly to the set-up, operation, and data acquisition system commonly employed in automotive chassis and engine dynamometers. Because the course work for the Certificate of Achievement transfers into the two-year degree program, it is highly recommended that students complete certificate requirements prior to degree requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate proper use of special tools.
  • Use safety equipment properly.
  • Dissemble, perform critical measurements, resemble, and demonstrate satisfactory operation of components.
  • Perform job specific tasks as required for NATEF accreditation.
  • Demonstrate proper use of tools and equipment commonly found in industry.
  • Research proper service information using common current industry technology.
  • Demonstrate proper care and use of emerging technology tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrate proper care and use of alternative energy tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency and understanding of emerging technologies.
Career Opportunities

• Data Evaluation Specialist
• Dynamometer Technician
• Engineering Technician
• Test Driver


The Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Board.

Degree-Specific Requirements